Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Speaks Of His Friendship With Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger: “I Have Immense Respect For The Guy”


Though they’ve been the butt of many jokes over the years and the source of much disdain, Canada’s Nickelback and their frontman/guitarist Chad Kroeger have soldiered on, carving out a highly successful career for themselves, earning legions of fans and racking up various multi-platinum releases.

Admittedly Kroeger himself isn’t exactly innocent when it comes to backlash—look no further than Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor trading barbs last year—as to why he repeatedly takes a lot of shit.

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That said, one prominent metal musician has come to bat for him, that being fellow Canadian, Devin Townsend, who explained his friendship and respect for Kroeger via the following tweets:

Empath” is the forthcoming new album from Townsend for which he has recruited numerous guest musicians for in the wake of disbanding the Devin Townsend Project.

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